The Return of Vancouver Farmers’ Markets
Two relaunches this weekend, with all the tastes of the season
May 8, 2015
Few annual events herald the return of the calendar’s warmer months as definitively as the launch of our city’s farmers’ markets. With a forecast of agreeable temperatures and (mostly) clear skies, it is now inarguable that what passes for spring/summer in these parts has sprung. This weekend brings back two of Vancouver’s largest and most popular markets for another season: Kitsilano (temporarily relocated to Riley Park at Ontario & W. 30th), Sunday 10am-2pm until Oct. 25; and Trout Lake (Lakewood Drive & 13th), Saturdays 9am-2pm until Oct. 24. As well, yesterday saw the welcome reappearance of the Yaletown market, which takes up residence at Mainland and Davie streets each week from 2-6pm until Oct. 29.
At each and every Vancouver farmers’ market, expect to find a wide and impeccably fresh selection of local fruit and veg, artisan baked goods, meats, and cheeses, plus crafts and much more (like alcohol — which goes to a public hearing on May 26). Find out more about these and many other markets at Eatlocal.org.